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Regional Officials Urge Metro To Hire General Manager To Address Safety, Finances

Elected leaders in the D.C. region say Metro must hire a general manager as soon as possible.
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Virginia Seeks To Extend HOT Lanes In Maryland Over American Legion Bridge

The results of congestion study are in, and Virginia transportation officials are expected to announce their recommendation that the Potomac River crossing at American Legion Bridge be expanded.

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Metro May Dump New Fare Gate Payment System After Lackluster Trial

Testing for a new, modern fare payment system for Metro has been underway for over three months, but participation in the pilot program has been so underwhelming that the concept itself is under review.

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Metro Asks For Feedback On Proposed Service Cuts

If riders think trains are too crowded now, Metro projects they will be even more crowded if this proposal is ever adopted. That's why the agency wants to hear from the public.
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Long-Delayed D.C. Streetcar Months From Opening, Says DDOT Chief

The District’s first streetcar line in more than half a century — beset by a bevy of construction and planning problems — is nearing completion but remains “months” from opening to the public.
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Metro Reaches 'Milestone' On Financial Controls Imposed By FTA

The financial problems for Metro are far from over, even as the transit authority has reached what is being called a "significant milestone" in complying with federal standards following an FTA audit last year.

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Keep It Down! Residents Near Reagan National Bring Noise Complaints To FAA

Are airplanes flying into Reagan Washington National Airport really making more noise than they once did? Residents groups met with officials from the FAA Wednesday to lodge their complaints.

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Funding To Help Buy Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Entirely Unspent In D.C.

D.C. taxicab companies are required by law to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but while many companies miss the deadlines, money to help them make the transition has not been allocated.

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Jet Noise From National Airport Pushes D.C. And Virginia Residents To Sound Off

People who live near the airport's flight path say the busy transportation hub's jet noise is becoming intolerable, and they're asking the federal government to do something about it.

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Virginia Gives More Cushion To Cyclists On The Road; Police Write More Tickets

Police in the commonwealth have been giving out more tickets to motorists who pass bicyclists illegally.

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